Okay, I can’t always afford to buy the exact items for crafting that a project calls for. So, I have to get creative. And sometimes I just refuse to pay the price. Also, I would much rather use things I have around the house.
You might already do a lot of these. Hopefully you will pick up a new idea or two!
Here are my 12 “Hack a Craft” Items:
Hack: I use cheap white school glue. I mix about 1/2 water to 1/2 glue
Hack: I buy the cheap flaky glitter generally found at the dollar store and pour it into a thrift store coffee grinder that I only use for this kind of thing and pulse it until it is fine.
Hack: I use heavy stock scrapbook paper and create the size cone I need. I can stuff it with newspapers if I need it to have a little weight for it to stand up. Or if I am using it for floral stems, I will use the cheap green styrofoam bricks and cut them and shove inside the cone.
Hack: Create the size ball/orb you want by wading up newspaper and wrapping it with masking tape until you get the right size.
FABRIC FOR PILLOWS OR PLACEMATS
Hack: Thrifted sheets, curtains and clothes. All of these are just pieces of fabric to be used.
OVER THE DOOR WREATH HANGERS
Hack: Use a wire hanger it can be wrapped in ribbon or twine.
Hack: A wire hanger or a pool noodle
Hack: Use heavy card stock from scrapbooking area.
HOLIDAY NAPKIN RINGS
Hack: Cut paper towel or wrapping paper cardboard rolls into sizes you want then paint, cover with fabric, cover with pretty papers and decorate any way you want.
Hack: I use u-pins for attacking flowers to wreaths and many other things. Use craft wire and make the sizes you by cutting pieces and bending them into u shape.
Hack: Whenever I want to have a filler show through a glass container, I look for something to fill the center so I use less of the decorative filler and save some money. Using paper towel cardboard works great in cylindrical tall candle jars. For wide jars or cloche I might use a cup or a bowl. and for almost any shape or size container crumbled newspaper works.
Hack: Use the insides of old pillows. If you don’t have any around your home buy a super cheap pillow at the thrift store or a yard sale. Just wash and gut it.
I hope you got a new idea for any future crafting or decorating idea to help you save a little money here or there.
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